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Meaddlemass History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Meaddlemass is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from Michaelmas, derived from the season or day that the child was born.

Early Origins of the Meaddlemass family


The surname Meaddlemass was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat at Middlemarsh, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066, but like most Anglo Saxon families they soon found the oppression of the Norman intolerable, and moved north to Scotland where they obtained lands from a grant from the King of Scotland and became tenants of the Abbey of Kelso.

Early History of the Meaddlemass family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meaddlemass research.
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Meaddlemass Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Meaddlemass has been spelled many different ways, including Middlemass, Middlemas, Middlemaist, Middlemiss and many more.

Early Notables of the Meaddlemass family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Meaddlemass family to Ireland


Some of the Meaddlemass family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Meaddlemass family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Meaddlemasss to arrive in North America: George Middlemane (Middlemast) settled in Virginia in 1679; William Middlemass, who came to Virginia in 1723; James Middlemiss, who came to America in 1726.

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